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The history of Quad is one of technical achievement in the field of sound reproduction. It is a story that began with the Quad 1 amplifier, which brought the benefits of 15 years knowledge and experience in professional audio and industrial products to the task of making the most accurate domestic audio amplifier of its age. Every product in our current portfolio has received international acclaim. Here listed are just some of the highlights from Quad’s pedigree line of technological achievement. However, Quad has never indulged in technical ‘one-upmanship’. The technology is there for a purpose – that has remained constant over the years. To reproduce music in a form that is the closest approach to the original.

Quad Artera Solus All in One System
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An audiophile system in a single box, just add speakers and you are all set! 

The utterly beautiful Artera Solus is the new multi-tasking HI-Fi System from Quad. With a CD transport, Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC), pre-amplifier, and power amplifier all in one box, this stunning unit is everything any audiophile could want. And, with the inclusion of Bluetooth technology, connectivity is even easier and allows for access to all of your music no matter what device it is stored on, or stream from your favourite streaming services such as Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify etc... all wirelssly via the Bluetooth connection. 

Combining all of the qualities that Quad have built their name on as one of Britain’s leading hi-fi manufacturers upon, the Artera Solus delivers high quality audio reproduction and looks stunning whilst doing so. A textured aluminium front panel, thick glass on the top of the unit, and CNC-routed heat sinks on either side, this Hi-Fi system will fit seamlessly within any home décor. The Artera Solus’s housing helps to provide the unit with a rugged structure in order to resist any interference from external vibrations. The facia of the player also incorporates an intuitive touch-sensitive control, allowing for easy navigation of the system without the need for obtrusive buttons that would otherwise diminish the overall look of the unit.

Delivering astonishing results, the Artera Solus features the renowned ESS Sabre32 9018 – a 32-bit, 8 channel hybrid multi-bit Delta-Sigma Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC) – which is considered to be one of the best Digital to Analogue chips available for stereo sound in today’s market.  The Artera Solus is actually the first in the series to feature this ESS Sabre DAC, allowing external digital sources to benefit via a range of digital inputs, including: USB, PCM data support up to 32-bit/384kHz, and DSD64/128/256. This will ensure that the Artera Solus is fully equipped and able to produce the absolute best when it comes to today’s current high-resolution music formats. The Quad Artera Solus is also open to future advances in UHD (Ultra High-Definition) digital sound.

The Quad Artera Solus’s slot-loading CD mechanism allows data to buffer from the disc before it is fed asynchronously to the DAC section – this process allows the unit to minimise time domain errors, or ‘jitter’. The unit features four digital filter options to enable user to tailor the Solus with both CDs and external digital sources in order to match your personal taste and the nature of the source material.

Two coaxial and two optical inputs cater to external digital sources alongside the USB input, a pair of RCA phono inputs handles analogue sources, and the unit itself is fitted with a balanced class A output stage. Analogue outputs have been supplied in both single-ended RCA and balanced XLR varieties, and a pair of digital outputs and a 12v trigger outputs come together to create a comprehensive range of connectivity options.

  • Wide range of connectivity options
  • Bluetooth technology
  • ESS Sabre32 9018 DAC built-in
  • Slot loading CD mechanism
  • Incorporates preamp and power amp

Of course the Artera Solus can be used with your own personal choice of speakers, however if you are in need of a set of speakers, we have added a list of some speakers n the drop down menu that work and sound stunning with this all in one system. As always, if you have any questions regarding speaker choice, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to advise on this.

General Description CD Player, DAC, Pre-Amp, Integrated amplifier and Bluetooth Connectivity
Key Technology & Features DSD (up to DSD256 Compatible) BIuetooth (aptX)
Audio File Formats ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, WMA, MP3, AAC, AAC_HE, AAC+, DSD64, DSD128, DSD256
D/A Converter ESS ES9018 32bit DAC
USB Input USB B (PC / MAC)
Digital Audio Inputs 2 x Optical TOSI ink, 2 x RCA(DIG1, DIG2)
Digital Audio Outputs 1 x Optical TOSI ink, 1 x RCA (DIG)
Analogue Inputs 2 x RCA (AUX1, AUX2)
Analogue Outputs 2 x RCA, 2 x Balanced XLR, 6.3mm Headphone Jack
Speaker Outputs Stereo Pair Binding Posts
Max. sample rates 384kHz (USB), 192kHz (S/PDIF)
Sample Rate (Digital Inputs / Outputs) 44.1 -192kHz
Standby Power Consumption <0.5W
Pre-Amplifier Section
Output Level (1 kHz) Variable Output 0 - 4 Vrms (Pre Outputs)
0 - 8 Vrms (Balanced Outputs)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz, 1 kHz (± 0.2dB)
Total Harmonic Distortion <0.002% (20Hz-20kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N) >104dB A-weighted (ref: 1V , Volume=Max.)
Channel Separation > 1 00dB (1 kHz)
Power Amplifier Section
Rated Power Output 75Wpc (8ohms)
Frequency Response ± 0.5dB (20Hz-20kHz, 1 kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion <0.009% (1 OW 20Hz-20kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N) >110dB A-weighted (ref: 75W)
Channel Separation >82dB A-weighted (ref: 1W)
Dynamic Range A-wtd 98dB
Dimensions 320 x 320 x 105mm
Net Weight 11.84kg

We are still delivering orders as normal. When your order ships you will still receive tracking details. For UK shipments, Our couriers have procedures in place to ensure deliveries are arriving as quickly & safely as possible. Drivers can now sign for your parcels, however will notify you that they have arrived, in order to ensure you receive your parcel. Signing for the parcel has now been stopped temporally for hygiene reasons. Drivers are also working with customer instructions, so you can ask them to leave the parcel in a safe place (doorstep etc...) if you prefer not to come into direct contact with the driver.

There has been no changes to deliveries with Brexit. All deliveries to the UK mainland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are operating as normal. No VAT or charges are applicable. 

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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If you have any question, please feel free to call us on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com